§ Mr. David Mitchell,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 12 July 1979; Vol. 970, c. 240], gave the following answer
The statistical records and files of the RDG scheme do not identify the total grant paid in relation to parliamentary constituencies. Information on grants paid is generally regarded as confidential between the applicant and the Department but since 1 October 1974 particulars have been published in Trade and Industry of grant paid exceeding £25,000. Details of these payments from 1 October 1974 to 31 March 1979 in the employment office areas of Jarrow and Hebburn and East Boldon, which comprise the Jarrow constituency, are set out below. This information neither provides a total of grant paid 367W nor does it necessarily cover all applicants within the constituency.
Jarrow and Hebburn Total Grants Employment Office Area of Over £25,000 (£'000s) Allen Bradley Electronics Ltd. 260 Baker Perkins Ltd. 95 British Steel Corporation 40 Cigarette Components Ltd. 454 GKN Steelstock Ltd. 29 John Knox and Co. 91 Melinate Products Ltd. 65 Midland Montagu Leasing Ltd. 30 National Smokeless Fuels Ltd. 37 Reyrolle Parsons Ltd. 25 Rohm & Hass (UK) Ltd. 483 Swan Hunters Shipbuilders Ltd. 1,368 Thomas Eyres & Denny Mott Ltd. 30 Verichrome Plating Services Ltd. 26 East Boldon Employment Office Area National Coal Board 347